Last night my 16 year old informed me that he needed map colors;
“do we have any?” he asked.
Now where did I put those? I replied. Because you know I use those everyday.
After some digging, I found a large bag full of wonderful goodness
Crayons, markers, pens, pencils, glitter glue, a deck of cards…lo and behold;
Now for my quirky confession; I sifted through the bag and pulled out a gazillion map colors.
Unfortunately they were broken or dull and that just sends my little OCD brain over the edge.
There I was…sitting at a crossroad.
My choices were a manual dino pencil sharpener or desktop crank (old school) pencil sharpener.
Old school won out, but there was a little glitch in my process. You see, the old school pencil sharpener is designed to be attached to a flat surface with three screws.
aaaarrrrgggh…who has time for this?
Here comes the best part…
How many hands does it take to sharpen about 3 dozen map colors?
One of mine held the top of the sharpener to keep it steady, the other hand did the cranking and Riley held the pencil in while I sharpened.
Aren’t they lovely?
Yes, I know that I’ve just confessed my crazy obsession with school supplies, specifically map colors, and the compulsion to have them displayed in their pristine pointedness.
What can I say?
I’m a dork!